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    On this episode of the Across the Sky podcast, the Lee weather team sat down to talk about how to adapt to global warming. About the Across the Sky podcast. The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team: Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, …

      Microsoft is infusing artificial intelligence tools into its suite of office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook emails. The company says the new feature, named Copilot, is a processing engine that will allow users to do things like summarize long emails, draft stories in Word and animate slides in PowerPoint. It will also add a chat function called Business Chat, which takes commands from users. The announcement came two days after OpenAI rolled out its latest artificial intelligence model, GPT-4. OpenAI powers the generative AI technology Microsoft is relying on. Microsoft rival Google has also been integrating generative AI tools into its own Workspace applications.

        Record snowfall and rain have helped to loosen drought’s grip on parts of the western U.S., even pushing it out altogether in California after consecutive dry years. National forecasters and climate experts detailed their spring outlook Thursday, warning that some areas should expect more flooding as the snow begins to melt. Flooding already has inundated parts of California, Nevada and now Arizona. In the upper Midwest, above average snowpack has forecasters warning of elevated flood risks along the Mississippi River from Minnesota south to Missouri. Still, for a West that has struggled with long-term drought, forecasters say all the moisture isn't enough to make a noticeable dent in the nation's largest reservoirs on the Colorado River.

          The company behind the ChatGPT chatbot has rolled out its latest artificial intelligence model, called GPT-4, in the next step for a technology that’s caught the world’s attention. San Francisco-based OpenAI says GPT-4 is more reliable, creative and can handle “more nuanced instructions” than its predecessor, GPT-3.5, which is the system that ChatGPT was built on. GPT-4 can be fed both text and images that it uses to come up with answers. Unlike ChatGPT’s fixed tone, users can customize GPT-4 by asking for responses in the style of a Shakespearean pirate, for example. OpenAI have warned users to be careful, saying GPT-4 is “still not fully reliable” because it “hallucinates” facts and makes reasoning errors.

            NASA has released a new image from the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA released the image during the keynote address Tuesday at the SWSX Conference in Austin, Texas.